Research Fellow, West Asia and Africa Studies Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences
Jan 31, 2024
Direct military engagement by the United States and UK against Houthi forces in Yemen is not helping to resolve the crisis. It only encourages the Houthis to dig in deeper in support of the Palestinians against Israel. Resolution of the conflict in Gaza will have a positive effect on the Houthis.
Jan 02, 2024
The latest round of the Israel-Hamas conflict has dragged the Israeli-Palestinian issue back to center stage in the Middle East. While China played a positive role in getting Iran and Saudi Arabia to the negotiating table, the violence in Gaza could influence the election prospects of U.S. President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.
Dec 05, 2023
Platform allows rarely heard voices — developing countries, which are often a silent majority — to share their perspectives, values and ideas relating to conflict resolution and the regional and global security establishment.
Sep 21, 2023
China welcomed the addition of the African Union as a full member — a move that will further elevate the representation and voice of the Global South in international governance and contribute to further global democratization. This is precisely what China has been striving for.
Aug 24, 2023
China strongly supported the South African government as it convened the summit under unprecedented political pressure, aiming not only to strengthen the bilateral relationship but also to build relations with other African countries in the “BRICS Year.”
Jul 28, 2023
A few visits by senior U.S. officials to China will not solve the thorny problems that exist between the two great powers. Climate can be looked at separately, but broader bilateral relations will not heal so long as Washington focuses on undermining China’s core interests.
Mar 24, 2023
The hype over a separation of China and the United States is rooted in a new cold war mentality. But Premier Li Qiang said the two can and must cooperate. There is much they can achieve by working together, while encirclement and suppression is in no one’s interest.
Feb 27, 2023
Looking eastward does not mean that China and Iran intend to join forces against the United States. While they do share opposition to hegemony and abuse of power, they are currently more focused on tapping and enhancing economic cooperation.
Feb 01, 2023
Qin Gang, China’s new foreign minister, began his term with a trip to Africa, where he reinforced his country’s longtime commitment to equality and respect for others. China-Africa relations are the “foundation of the foundation” and an ongoing priority in Chinese diplomacy.
Dec 29, 2022
At second U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in December, the American side made a general point of avoiding talk about China, even though the subject came up here and there. African leaders would not likely want to be seen as geopolitical pawns.